ABOUT THE AWARDS

The Press Photographer of the Year Awards were established to bring the talented & memorable work of Ireland's press photographers to a wider audience. Entries are submitted by members of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland and the images should have been taken during the previous twelve months.

The Awards have gone from strength to strength and judging the entries can take several days. With over 2,000 entries to consider, all of a very high standard, difficult decisions have to be made. The Judging panel picks first, second and third places in each of nine picture categories, as well as the overall winner.

To view this years winners select from the categories below.


1ST PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2013

1st Place Winner
Politics 2013, Steve Humphreys

Taoi-shock !! by Steve Humphreys

Ali Skehan aged 6 from Donnybrook can't contain her excitement while sitting beside Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of Daffodil Day.



2ND PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2013

2nd Place Winner
Politics 2013, Tom Honan

"Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Tom Honan

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams pictured speaking at the Constitutional Convention.

3RD PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2013

3rd Place Winner
Politics 2013, Padraig O'Reilly

"Bertie's Dig-Out" by Padraig O'Reilly

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern works on his allotment.He once described payments from friends as only "dig-outs from mates".



SHORTLISTED

Minister Reilly Under Pressure
Shortlisted

Minister Reilly Under Pressure by Mark Stedman

Fingers on buzzers........
Shortlisted

Fingers on buzzers........ by Steve Humphreys

Political Play
Shortlisted

Political Play by Brian Lawless

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Shortlisted

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by Nick Bradshaw

Minister Gets Down And Dirty
Shortlisted

Minister Gets Down And Dirty by Lorraine Teevan

Ear Ache
Shortlisted

Ear Ache by Eric Luke

Party Leader
Shortlisted

Party Leader by Joe Dunne

All the president's men
Shortlisted

All the president's men by Mark Condren

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